“But I do not allow a woman to teach or exercise authority over a man, but to remain quiet.” 1 Timothy 2:12 is the tool of choice to uphold the misogyny and patriarchal caste system in the church. Was Paul going against God who had already chosen women like Deborah and Miriam to be his … Continue reading Is the Bible Really Against Women Pastors?
I didn’t have to chide myself with, “You got this, girl.” I was decisive and I had that wild look in my eye. I grabbed the buzzers, put them on ¼ inch setting and plunged them into my shoulder-length greying hair. I felt free and powerful as my hair fell to the floor and accumulated … Continue reading Finding my Identity in the Image of “I AM”
“Core Quality=Tolerance”, I see plastered on the sign of the nearby school as I drive by and my stomach ties in knots as I wonder what our kids are learning from the well-meaning adults in their lives. I hate tolerance! It says that the solution to any problem is to just cram it down and … Continue reading Race in the US: Potholes on Empathy Road
Jesus was just so extra!!! There’s this guy who everybody wanted to be associated with. The guy had power, money, connections, popularity, and he even seemed to have God in his pocket since the guy also happened to be a religious leader. In a Theocracy, that makes him some kind of preacher/politician/lawyer/judge hybrid. I wonder … Continue reading Jesus Chews With His Mouth Open
My tormentors were cruel. They had turned me into my own captor. By reducing me into something I believed was worthless and by removing my hope of ever being worthwhile, my own mind now kept me captive. When the prison doors were opened, I didn’t run out. I couldn’t. Where would I go? Did I … Continue reading Prisoner of Battlefield Shrapnel